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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Helping Others With Their Genealogical Research

One of my favorite books is T. H. White's "The Once and Future King." [White, T. H. 1939. The once and future king. Collins.] here is a quote from the book that sums up my philosophy about learning:
The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.
Look at what a lot of things there are to learn! Now, I would add one more step in this learning process: look at all the things there are to teach! And for me, there is one more step: look at all the things there are to write about!

Genealogy is an open field for learning. Isn't that great? We can keep learning every day and still not run out of things to learn. Once we have learned, we never run out of things to teach and should we be so inclined, we never run out of things to write.

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